The Paintbrush Artist Pu Wei, a native of Kunming, Yunnan China, is well-known as an “innovative color of Surupa painting” artist in China. She was reported in Chinese influential art webs, magazines and newspapers, TV, CNC world news, participated in international art exhibitions in New York, London, Paris, Japan, South Korea, Italy and Spain etc.
Pu Wei specializes in traditional Chinese brushpainting and has developed her unique style of brushpainting called “Contemporary Chinese painting – Color of Surupa series”, an innovative method of expression and the spirit of Chinese brushpainting techniques, using Chinese material of ink and brushes, water, rice paper and natural pigments.
Pu Wei creatively depicted Traditional Chinese culture art beauty through the vehicle of expressive brushstrokes, a new method that has greatly appealed the audience. The traditional Chinese cultural ideology Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism have greatly impacted the Chinese artists aesthetic preferences. Thoughts such as promoting oneself by meditation, by being still, cultivating the heart, and nurturing the character by laborious efforts have greatly impacted numerous Chinese artists for thousands of years. Cultivating heart (Confucianism focus), Being still and poised living (Taoism focus), and Buddhism meditation all point to the same goal—staying connected to the nature, achieving a transcended mind without being stimulated by reality environment. The importance of “mind” and “spirit” in the production of art pieces has inspired Pu Wei. Her paintings reflect how she skillfully merges her subjective consciousness into the aesthetic experience for those transcended images she conceived and depicted.
Pu Wei paints with a strong sense of modern and cutting-edge fashion. Her paintings, thick and heavy in colors, convey the profound life meaning and vitality. Pu Wei’s varied themes of brushpaintings seek to capture the life vitality and inner spirit of the subjects she is describing. Pu Wei’s brush strokes are bold and sure, brilliantly placed in whatever themes she wants to highlight; her art works achieve in stirring up audience boundless imaginations. Pu Wei’s style is unrestrained and elegant, bringing about a feeling of strength through simplicity.
Pu Wei pioneers the color of surupa painting technique to create an art portal through which viewers can see the balanced beauty of merging both the traditional Chinese art forms and the Western abstract art styles. Pu Wei’s wide range of brush paintings contain the aesthetic ideals expressed by Taoism and Western abstract arts. More importantly, Pu Wei has merged into her works the Western impressionist and abstract styles called “the imagery style” that reveals the illusions of visible reality world.